What is East Texas Giving Day?
East Texas Giving Day is an 18-hour day of giving that provides critical funding for our area nonprofits. The purpose of an area-wide Giving Day is to bring the region together on one day and as one community, raising money and awareness for East Texas nonprofits. This initiative, organized by East Texas Communities Foundation (ETCF), provides citizens an easy platform to support the mission of local nonprofits that serve our many communities.
To participate in East Texas Giving Day, a nonprofit must be located in, or primarily serve, one of the 32 counties in East Texas Communities Foundation’s (ETCF) service area. The 32 counties served by ETCF include: Anderson, Angelina, Bowie, Camp, Cass, Cherokee, Delta, Franklin, Freestone, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Hopkins, Houston, Lamar, Leon, Marion, Morris, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rains, Red River, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith, Titus, Trinity, Upshur, Van Zandt and Wood.
In 2016, 225 area nonprofits participated in the first ever East Texas Giving Day, raising over $479,000.
Grow More Good
East Texas Communities Foundation is excited to offer prize money to participating nonprofits. Additionally, many nonprofits have raised matching funds to help your dollars go even farther.
Give Two Ways
Schedule your gifts ahead of time or make donations throughout the day (Have more fun - give both ways!)